The EU chemicals testing program REACH is a well-intentioned but scientifically flawed attempt to protect human health and the environment, both of which continue to be at risk from the effects of toxic chemicals. The EU chemicals testing program REACH (registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals) is a well-intentioned but scientifically flawed attempt to protect human health and… Read more
For a strong R.E.A.CH.
REACH, the European Community Regulation on chemicals, is an apology to society for the thousands of poorly-tested industrial chemicals that now pervade the environment and our bodies. But REACH regulations still allow traditional unquestioned animal experiments. This article serves two purposes. It is a compte-rendu of the conference presented in Vannes on 21 June 2008 by AndrÃ©… Read more
At its coming into force, the European REACH regulation on chemical substances implies toxicity tests of which the reliability has never been proved, qualified of “simply bad science” by a scientific responsible of the European Commission and longer and more expensive than modern and reliable tests already available. The European REACH regulations on chemical substances came into force last… Read more